Senior Applications Developer

Job title: Senior Applications Developer

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Job description: THE POSITION

The Employment, Banking and Revenue Information Technology Delivery Center is seeking candidates for a senior application developer responsible for performing administrative and consultative work in the analysis, planning, design, programming, and maintenance of computer applications. If you are an excellent communicator and efficient multi-tasker with the motivation and drive for success, we want to hear from you!


Work includes planning, directing, scheduling, and evaluating the work of a technical staff involved in the design, development, testing, and debugging of programs, and documenting moderate to highly complex computer applications to fulfill the needs of the user’s business system. The incumbent will utilize and provide guidance to lower level developers in the use of standard and advanced computer system design techniques, system methodologies, and developmental tools.

We are looking for professionals with the following skills to help us achieve our goals: experience gathering requirements and performing system analysis, design, documentation, development, and testing; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to function in an atmosphere of constant change with detailed accuracy; ability to function within team based organization; and ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to all levels within the organization as well as outside agencies and vendors. Experience in mentoring and overseeing entry level developers in a client server environment is required.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the .

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours can be 7:30am-3:30pm, 8:00am-4:00pm, or 8:30am-4:30pm. with a 30-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) full-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Scranton.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year as an Applications Developer 2 or Computer Programmer 4; or
  • Three years of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and an associate’s degree in any information technology field; or
  • Five years of information technology experience that includes three years of experience in applications development or applications maintenance; or
  • One year of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and a bachelor’s degree in any information technology field; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Other Requirements:

  • This particular position also requires that applicants must possess three or more years of full-time experience mentoring entry level application developers in a client server environment.
  • You must meet the

. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the and click on Residency. * You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


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The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
  • your score may be lower than deserved.
  • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

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Expected salary: $68929 – 104685 per year

Location: Scranton, PA

Job date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 07:57:24 GMT

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